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Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 3

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 7Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $80.00 ($22.00 - $77.00 Concert Member) Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano Music Director Peter Oundjian begins a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki, whom Oundjian calls “one of the greatest piano talents of all time.” […]

$25 – $80

Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2 & 4

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 8Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Members)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano After an engaging overture by Vaughan Williams, Music Director Peter Oundjian continues a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki. Beethoven wrote his Second Piano […]

$25 – $75

An Evening With Kenny G

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

This event has been rescheduled from September 18, 2021 to July 9, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at [email protected] Door Time: 6:30 PM Showtime: 7:30 PM A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings routinely made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts during the 1980s and ’90s, Kenny G’s sound became […]

$53 – $68

Colorado Music Festival | Jan Lisiecki Plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 10Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $80.00 ($22.00 - $77.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artist:Jan Lisiecki, piano The Festival and Music Director Peter Oundjian continue a cycle of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, each performed by the award-winning Jan Lisiecki. The Fifth and final, best known as the “Emperor” Concerto, […]

$25 – $80

Colorado Music Festival | Attacca Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 12Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Attacca Quartet “I like to think of as collectors of joy,” says their cellist, Andrew Yee. New York’s Grammy Award-winning Attacca (pronounced ah-TAK-ah) Quartet “believes in and celebrates” music of the 20th and 21st centuries; in this performance, […]

$25 – $65

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Featuring live accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra Door Time: 7:00 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Lon Chaney, the “Man of 1000 Faces” portrays Quasimodo, the hunchback who inhabits the great Parisian cathedral. This 1923 film catapulted Chaney, born in Colorado Springs, into Hollywood stardom. *All tickets subject to service fees  

$8 – $15

Colorado Music Festival | John Adams + Timo Andres’ World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 14Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $75.00 Concert Member)* Conductors:Peter OundjianJohn Adams Guest Artists: Samuel Adams Tessa Lark, violin Timothy McAllister, saxophone The legendary John Adams, 2022 composer-in-residence and co-curator of this week’s programs, shares the podium with Music Director Peter Oundjian in this can’t-miss concert, beginning with a […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Kaleidoscope: Road Movies

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 15Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists:Timo Andres, pianoTessa Lark, violin Timothy McAllister, saxophoneMembers of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra Now in its second year, Kaleidoscope brings back and builds upon the theatrical elements that audiences loved: lighting, cinematography, a hint of stage magic, and […]

$25 – $75

Cowboy Junkies

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise -- and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast […]

$38 – $53

Colorado Music Festival | Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 17Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 -  $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter OundjianJohn Adams Guest Artist:Jeremy Denk, piano The Festival’s focus on today’s music continues as world-renowned conductor and Festival composer-in-residence/co-curator John Adams takes the podium to lead his off-beat and grooving Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? with […]

$25 – $75

The Wood Brothers

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM “Everyone has these little kingdoms in their minds,” says Chris Wood, “and the songs on this album all explore the ways we find peace in them. They look at how we deal with our dreams and our regrets and our fears and our loves. They look at the stories […]

$40 – $50

Colorado Music Festival | Flavors of Russia: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Borodin

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 19Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra The Festival continues its Robert Mann Chamber Series, named for a beloved educator, composer, and founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Tchaikovsky spent some of his happiest days in Florence, […]

$25 – $65

The Black Pirate (1926)

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Featuring live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy Door Time: 7:00 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM The swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. is memorable for his many stunts, like sliding down the sail of the pirate ship he has single-handedly captured. This 1926 film has it all – adventure, romance, and comedy rolled into one exciting feature. *All tickets […]

$8 – $15

Colorado Music Festival | Sibelius’ Second Symphony + Violinist Randall Goosby

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 21Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Randall Goosby, violin “ Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove,” claims the L.A. Times. The youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition and an artist dedicated to the dynamic music of Black […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Sibelius’ Second Symphony + Violinist Randall Goosby

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 22Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Randall Goosby, violin “ Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove,” claims the L.A. Times.  The youngest recipient ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition and an artist dedicated to the dynamic music of Black […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 24Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*  Conductor:Ryan Bancroft Guest Artist:Albert Cano Smit, piano “If you want to hear perfection, this is it,” says Music Director Peter Oundjian of Mozart’s final concerto, performed here by rising star pianist Albert Cano Smit, winner of the 2019 Young Concert […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, July 26Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)*  Guest Artists: Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra This installment of the Robert Mann Chamber Series begins with Mozart’s jaunty First Flute Quartet, followed by the brief but profound Movement for String Trio by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Dvořák’s complex Terzetto […]

$25 – $65

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Featuring live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy Door Time: 7:00 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Buster Keaton plays a movie projectionist in this 1924 production. In an extended dream sequence, he works his way into the film being shown in his theater, and he becomes the detective he always aspired to be. Also: Cops, Keaton’s 1922 short […]

$8 – $15

Colorado Music Festival | Prokofiev 5 + Gabriela Montero Plays Tchaikovsky

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, July 28Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)*  Conductor:Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artist:Gabriela Montero, piano Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky ignored this criticism, published his concerto, […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Prokofiev 5 + Gabriela Montero Plays Tchaikovsky

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Friday, July 29 Doors: 6:00 PM Concert: 6:30 PM Chautauqua Auditorium Tickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artist: Gabriela Montero, piano Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto might never have seen the light of day — the pianist for whom it was written initially declared it “absolutely unplayable.” Luckily Tchaikovsky […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | A Midsummer Night’s Dream with John de Lancie

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, July 31Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Jean-Marie Zeitouni Guest Artists:Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano John de Lancie, actor Marnie Mosiman, actor Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano Principal Guest Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts a special Midsummer Night’s Dream. This performance pairs Mendelssohn’s lush score, which includes the instantly recognizable […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Danish String Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Tuesday, August 2Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $65.00 ($22.00 - $62.00 Concert Member)* Guest Artists: Danish String Quartet “They could be grounded in their tone or mystical. They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers. They did it all,” says The Los Angeles Times […]

$25 – $65

Steve Earle & the Dukes with special guest The Whitmore Sisters

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShow Time: 7:30 PM Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation. A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The […]

$35 – $45

Colorado Music Festival | Stravinsky’s Firebird + Clarinet Star Anthony McGill

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Thursday, August 4Doors: 7:00 PMConcert: 7:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor:Peter Oundjian Guest Artists:Wang Jie, composerAnthony McGill, clarinet The New York Times has praised clarinetist Anthony McGill for “his trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character”; McGill’s musical charisma is a perfect match for Weber’s First Clarinet Concerto, which […]

$25 – $75

Colorado Music Festival | Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Sunday, August 7Doors: 6:00 PMConcert: 6:30 PMChautauqua AuditoriumTickets: $25.00 - $75.00 ($22.00 - $72.00 Concert Member)* Conductor: Peter Oundjian Leave it to Mahler to give us harrowing funeral marches shot through with blinding rays of hope. That is his epic Fifth Symphony: a masterpiece which, while not expressly telling a story, still whispers Mahler’s secrets […]

$25 – $75

Jesse Cook

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM A career spanning twenty five years has brought this Canadian guitarist multiple accolades including a coveted Acoustic Guitar Magazine ‘Player’s Choice Silver Award’, eleven Juno Award nominations (he won for 2001’s ‘Free Fall’), a Gemini Award and, most impressively, ten platinum and gold studio albums. Moreover, he has sold […]

$38 – $48

“This Is [Not] Who We Are” featuring Directors Katrina Miller and Beret Strong

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:00 PM Presented in partnership with Museum Of Boulder, KUNC, and Colorado Sound Boulder, Colorado, prides itself on being beautiful, welcoming, and inclusive. However, in 2019, racially-charged and dangerous policing involving a Black university student made national news. The documentary film, This Is Who We Are, explores the gap between Boulder’s […]

$15

Robert Cray with A.J. Fullerton

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShow Time: 7:30 PM “Funky, cool and bad,” is how Robert Cray describes his latest album, That’s What I Heard, out February 28. “I thought if it we could get this thing that Sam Cooke used to have, the kind of sound that early Sam Cooke records had, that we could pull […]

$35 – $50

Gipsy Kings with special guest Al Olender

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PM Showtime: 7:30 PM Nicolas Reyes has been the leader and co-founder of the Gipsy Kings for well over 30 years. In the past three decades, they have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than 14 million albums worldwide. Their platinum compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was charting […]

$60.50 – $115.50

Rising Appalachia with Birds of Play

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PM Showtime: 7:30 PM As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently -- a self-made success story that has led to major […]

$31 – $41

Spaced Out

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 2:00 PMShowtime: 3:00 PM The Chautauqua Auditorium is proud to present the inaugural Spaced Out event on Sunday, September 11. Explore the cosmos with speakers from five local space organizations including Ball Aerospace, CU/Fiske Planetarium, Lockheed Martin, SwRI, and PSI. Presentations will consist of fascinating new images and discoveries of recent missions to […]

$15 – $25

Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

featuring Sierra Hull, Billy Contreras, Justin Moses, Shaun Richardson, & Mark Schatz Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Over the last four decades, Béla Fleck has made a point of boldly going where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammys in nine different fields, including Country, Pop, […]

$40 – $55

The Moth Mainstage – SOLD OUT!

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShow Time: 7:30 PM KUNC presents The Moth Mainstage. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy […]

$40 – $60

Chautauqua + KGNU Present/Presentan: Festival Del Sol

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Event Time/Hora del evento: 12PM – 5PM Colorado Chautauqua is proud to present the second annual free and bilingual Festival Del Sol (formerly Celebración de la Comunidad) on Sunday, September 18th! Enjoy live music, food trucks, outdoor beer/wine garden, traditional dance, games, children’s activities, photo booth, and local art vendors at the Chautauqua Auditorium and […]

FREE

Dirtwire with Banshee Tree

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East […]

$25.50 – $35.50

Boulder Ballet Presents Fall Passages

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Boulder Ballet presents an evening of contemporary bliss. On this second night of fall, we will present four distinct choreographic voices, that each have their own story to tell. We are proud to present Junk Duet, a lighthearted work by Twyla Tharp, as part of our program for this evening. This […]

$25 – $65

Rodrigo y Gabriela with Abraham Alexander

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM Deep-rooted fans who discovered Rodrigo y Gabriela through their 2006 self-titled breakout album have long recognized the Mexicans’ mastery of their instruments. Rodrigo’s shimmering, hummingbird flourishes hovering over Gabriela’s extraordinary engine room rhythm section are a staple for the duo. Through relentless touring and terrific word-of-mouth support, Rodrigo y […]

$58 – $118

The Wailin’ Jennys

Chautauqua Auditorium 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO

Door Time: 6:30 PMShowtime: 7:30 PM The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown […]

$33 – $48

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